THERE is traffic chaos this morning in South Herefordshire due to the A40 eastbound near Ross-on-Wye being closed.

A roadworks vehicle has broken down causing a spillage which must be cleared before the road between the A49 and ‘Over Ross’ roundabout can be reopened.

There are reports of traffic backed up to the M50 and also back towards Hereford.

A police statement on Twitter said: “This has caused major delays across Ross.

“Highways England are assessing the situation and our officers are assisting them and the public where possible.

“Significant delays are however likely to continue.”